Archive for the ‘Parent Resources’ Category

Forty-six years young on November 10th, Sesame Street is a national treasure — for adults as well as children.  As we see in this video clip, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Sesame Street.  In fact, the parent of a former student once told me that when she came to this country from Lebanon, she learned English by watching Sesame Street.

Sesame Street offers resources that extend beyond watching the program.  (more…)

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This week WGBY airs the 10th season of Cyberchase, an Emmy-winning animated math series with 3 kids and their “cybird,” who use math skills to save Cyberspace from an evil hacker.  This season encourages kids to be active, eat well, reduce waste and grow gardens.

These healthy activities are accompanied by great parent/teacher resources, including 5 new lesson plans. (more…)

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Part of a new national initiative called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet created to help destigmatize autism.   See Amazing in All Children targets families with children from 2 to 5 years and was developed in conjunction with parents, autism service providers, and people with autism.  For more information about resources to assist autistic these families and educators, (more…)

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This Thomas & Friends video clip sets the tone for a little one’s tall tale to tell at any time.  But since Halloween can be especially scary for some children, it’s important that they have help from adults to learn ways to overcome their fears.

PBS LearningMedia has some terrific (not terrifying) resources (more…)

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WGBY celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with upcoming programming and a special event in our studios.  This Friday at 10pm, the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards pays tribute to Latinos by Latinos with celebrated Hispanic artists.  On October 15 at 5:30pm, WGBY hosts Herencia Latina as part of a celebration of our region’s Latino American Heritage.  After a musical performance by Heshima Moja, we’ll screen “Episode IV: The New Latinos,” with Dr. Arlene Rodriguez, STCC Vice President of Student Affairs, facilitating the evening’s discussion.  

PBS LearningMedia also offers hundreds of educational resources (more…)

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We continue to share the important work of American Graduate, a public media commitment made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that builds community awareness of the high school dropout crisis and helps communities implement local solutions..

As an American Graduate station, WGBY is playing a part in this important work and on Saturday, from 11:00am – 6:00pm,  will broadcast American Graduate Day.  The live, interactive event, viewed by nearly one million people, tells the story of community partners and individual champions and how they provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.

At PBS LearningMedia, you’ll find inspiring resources (more…)

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At the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to share Transformative Teachers, a collection of videos and lesson plans available on PBS LearningMedia™.  The collection is designed to equip educators with tools and methods for fostering resilience and ethical leadership skills among young people. The resources are accompanied by support materials for teachers, and the lesson plans are aligned to national college and career readiness standards.


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